Pekin has bad leg/foot!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gilbert2, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. gilbert2

    gilbert2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Friends,
    I have never had any health problems with any of my ducks (for three years) until now. For the last day and a half, my Pekin has begun limping. Her right leg/foot is painful. She has trouble putting weight on it. And I have NO IDEA how to diagnose anything.
    So far, I held her still (which she hated) and palpated everywhere, starting with her foot, gently pressing everywhere on the way up. I stopped at her thigh (well, actually the tibiotarsus), when she did not seem to have any localized pain. She has a full range of movement in the joint. So now I am at a total loss. Before driving 30-mines to the vet, I want to call upon all of you.
    Does anyone know anything about this? Can it just be some kind of bruise?
    I honestly hope to hear from you, and hopefully get some facts.
    Thank you all so much.
     
  2. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If no bumblefoot, not hot or swollen, obvious break or dislocation, it may be a sprain.
    My pekin has been limping for about 9 days - I keep checking her foot (clear), no swelling, not hot, full range of motion, but she may have bumped or twisted her leg on something. Encouraging her to swim a lot to take weight off and get exercise.

    Nobody else here had any specific idea of what it could be when I asked. Maybe someone will be able to help.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
  3. gilbert2

    gilbert2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your reply!
    Gil
     
  4. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look close for bumble foot one of my pekins got it often but it was hard to spot feel for heat on the leg.
     

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